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Timo Heinäpurola May 2011 Entries
Windows Phone Developer Day
Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 7.1 codename Mango was the topic of the event held today in Helsinki at the Finnkino movie theater Tennispalatsi. Microsoft Finland had invited two top notch speakers from Redmond namely Brandon Watson and Jaime Rodriguez. Following the recent public announcement of the new version of the platform this was one of the first events on the subject. The keynote of the event mostly concerned the overall vision and idea of the Windows Phone 7 platform but the following ......

Posted On Thursday, May 26, 2011 10:57 PM

Referential danger
We all know how at some point a small typo can result in odd application behavior even if the source code it self compiles. One issue that pops up from time to time is missing the ‘&’ character and thus declaring a variable inadvertently as not being a reference. void SomeMethod() { // ... RRArray<RRInt_t> rIndices = pSubMesh->GetIndices(); // ... } Just recently I ran into this kind of a situation where I had a method that contained this kind of an invalid variable definition (GetIndices ......

Posted On Thursday, May 26, 2011 6:29 AM

vNext for C++ developers
TechEd 2011 got us talking about the next Visual Studio version called vNext. The update adds multiple small and subtle performance improvements as well as major new ALM tools. These tools focus on helping developers work in the so called Virtuous Cycle, which consists of development and operation in a continuous loop. The major tools concentrate on requirements gathering, agile planning, stakeholder feedback, test coverage analysis and much much more. You can see the full session by Cameron Skinner ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 25, 2011 4:25 PM

First blog entry

This is my first blog entry on I will mainly be blogging about my experiences in C/C++ and Visual Studio but I will also blog about other technologies and languages when something interesting comes along.

So stay tuned for more!

Posted On Monday, May 23, 2011 10:52 PM

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